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Mw 6.3 Granada region, Southern Spain 11/04/2010 at 22:08 UTC


An earthquake of magnitude Mw 6.3 occurred on 11/04/2010 in Granada region, Southern Spain at 22:08 UTC (00:08 local time) 13 km South-East of Granada.

This earthquake has an unusual depth of 623 km which explains why it did not cause any damage despite its large magnitude.
Other very deep earthquakes occurred in the same region on 29 March 1954 and on 8 March 1990. More information can be found in the following articles:

References:
E. Buforn, P. Coca, A. Udias and C. Lasa; Journal of Seismology 1: 113-130, 1997
E. Buforn, A. Udias J. Mezcua and R. Madariaga; Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 1403-1407, August 1991

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